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Unveiling Secrets

A snapshot leads to a filmmaker's search for her half-brother.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/unveiling_secrets_20010629

Filmmaker Pola Rapaport grew up in a family of secrets. Her psychiatrist father never spoke of his life before meeting Pola's mother. He never spoke of his family. He never mentioned that he was Jewish, though Pola figured that out when he took her to Yom Kippur services when she was 10. And just before he died of cancer in 1972 -- Pola was then 16 -- his last words to his wife were, "Be discreet."

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